A native Oregonian, Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia is a physician, scholar, educator and orator. She’s the chief medical director for Volunteers of America (VOA) Oregon, a local branch of the national organization that provides social services throughout the U.S., Dr. Moreland-Capuia earned a B.S. from Stanford University and an M.D. from George Washington University. She completed four years of training in psychiatry and a fellowship in addiction medicine, both at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). At OHSU, Dr. Moreland-Capuia developed a national violence prevention program, Healing Hurt People (HHP) Portland.
Dr. Moreland-Capuia serves on the Board of Trustees for the Oregon Historical Society; is the Mayoral appointee to the Community Oversight Advisory Board (COAB) overseeing the Department of Justice’s mandated Portland Police Bureau reform; and recently was appointed to the Oregon Health Policy Board Workforce Subcommittee.
*In addition to her role as chief medical director for VOA Oregon, Dr. Moreland-Capuia continues her tenure at OHSU as executive director of the Avel Gordly Center for Healing and as an assistant professor of psychiatry.